This article originally appeared on the MetaCancer Foundation website
“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” — Hippocrates
If you’re undergoing chemo, radiation or surgery, your body needs all the help it can get to repair itself. What foods and nutrients will help the most before, after and during metastatic cancer treatments?
What’s the latest on sugar, if it should be avoided and why? How can you prevent weight gain from fluid overload and prevent weight loss from nausea and lack of appetite? There are many books and experts out there.
The resources listed below have suggestions you should know. If eating is a problem, ask your nurse or doctor for a nutritionist at your cancer center. And keep asking and reading until you find what works best for you.
- “Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: Overview,” OncoLink